Monkstown, Dublin EnerPHit retrofit & extension of a semi-D

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More about this project – Winning submission to the 2013 Green Awards (PDF)

‘Back to the Future’ – Irish Times article

While new-builds aim for low (or even net zero) energy usage additional to what is already in use, low energy retrofits are able to reduce the existing baseline of Ireland’s annual energy imports. The retained elements of the building may also be considered carbon neutral. Energy-efficient retrofit is, by its very nature, more sustainable than new-build. It’s recycling now rather than recyclable in the future!

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